Urdaneta City University’s bike enthusiasts trooped together for the celebration of the 1st National Higher Education Day on May 18, 2021.
Dubbed as “Padyak UCU Edition,” the university commemorated the 27th Founding Anniversary of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) which was founded in 1994.
The Acting University President Atty. Dar A. Diga linked the higher education institutions to a bike that continuously moves forward.
“It seems that we have no other recourse but to move forward. Just like a bike, when you get on it, it goes forward,” he said during his speech.
The attorney also added that in order to “move forward,” one must learn how to balance his or her “priorities.”
Atty. Diga also cited the 17 academic programs of the university that received a Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC) from CHEd, which can be cited as a manifestation that the university is “moving forward” towards academic excellence.
Meanwhile, Dr. Noel L. Guevara, Vice President for Academic Affairs participated in the activity as one of the UCU “Padyakers.” In his short speech, he reiterated Atty. Diga’s statement about “Padyak.”
“As we padyak, we do the pedals to start the work. Our President told us that when we start to pedal, we lead ourselves to good path of our vision. We move forward. With this, let us look forward in the near future that we can accomplish great things and we can fulfill our ultimate goal.” he said.
Meanwhile, the university aired via FB Premiere the video presentation entitled "Panagserbi: Elevating Perspectives on UCU's Legacy of Community Service" on May 21, 2021.
The presentation featured the myriad contributions of UCU through the conduct various community extension initiatives, starting from Dr. Pedro T. Orata’s commitment to serve the community.
The extension initiatives are being continued even during the time of the pandemic. These are recognized as a potent force for community building by the Urdaneta City Mayor Julio "Rammy" F. Parayno III, chair of the UCU Board of Regents.
Words by: James Robert Canlas Correspondents: Joanne Loarraine Puga and Mia Royulada